What drives a man to such porcine pride?
How far would you go for your favorite team? Chances are, not as far as Shane, whom I met yesterday in front of the salsa bar at a Taco Bueno in Fayetteville.
Shane, as anyone with even a sliver of sight can see, straight up got a Razorback and the word “Arkansas” tattooed on his skull. The northwest Arkansas native did that a year ago, and he added the football program’s struggles since then haven’t dinted his passion in the least.
Indeed, he may take his inky zeal to yet another proverbial level. Shane is considering getting an aerial shot tattoo of Razorback stadium, he proudly said, softly touching the top of his noggin.
Shane’s a rare bird. Below are the only two instances the Internet knows about folks doing something like this, and I’m pretty sure the bottom one has something to do more with eastern Europeanized wild boar love than the kind of Hog love Arkansans know.
Shane builds bridges for a living. Here’s to hoping that whoever the U of A hires to fill the AD and head coaching vacancies can do the same with Razorback Nation.
PS: If you’re also considering getting a Razorback tattoo and want to do something not too boring, check out these boars for inspiration.